The final season of excavation at the Ness of Brodgar will take place in 2024, after which the remains of the 5,000-year-old Neolithic complex will be covered over and backfilled.
In a new blog post for the Ness of Brodgar, UHI Archaeology Institute MRes student Gary Lloyd introduces his new research project looking into multi-hollowed cobbles in the Orcadian Neolithic.
Professor Ingrid Mainland and Nick Card are among the authors of a new paper on the faunal remains from the Ness of Brodgar.
The role of shellfish in the Iron Age will be among the subjects covered in a Stromness Museum talk by PhD candidate Holly Young next Thursday.
The recording of October 2022’s monthly UHI Archaeology Institute research seminar, featuring Dr Julia Cussans, who outlines her PhD research into size and shape changes in domestic mammal bones in the North Atlantic region.
The UHI Archaeology Institute has a funded Masters by Research (MRes) studentship available, looking at the burnt bone assemblages from the Ness of Brodgar Neolithic complex.
Analysis of a woman’s jawbone deposited outside an Iron Age broch around AD200 has shown that seafood was major part of her diet throughout her life.
Orkney Islands Council’s annual archaeological grant has re-opened for applications, with a deadline of November 30, 2022.
At the UK Archaeological Science conference in Aberdeen, Dr Magdalena Blanz and colleagues won the runner-up poster prize for early career researchers.
Recent post-excavation work, processing soil samples excavated from Swartigill, has revealed several beautiful and tiny pieces of Iron Age jewellery. Not one, not two, but three blue glass beads!
With winter upon us, the focus of the Swartigill project has turned towards post-excavation. This is a good opportunity for a recap of what we know about the site as it stands.
Orkney Islands Council’s annual archaeological grant has re-opened for applications, with a deadline of November 30, 2021.
Analysis of the human jawbone deposited outside The Cairns broch has given new insights into the formal closure of the monumental structure at the end of its life.